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31 October 2017

 

TO: Nursing Employers
FROM: Ms SA Mchunu

Registrar and CEO

Annual Practicing Certificates for 2018

1. Payment Period

The South African Nursing Council (SANC) would like to remind all employers of nurses and midwives, both public and private sector, about the 2018 Annual Practicing Certificates’ (APCs) payment period which commenced on 1 July 2017 and ends on 31 December 2017. 

The SANC would like to request employers to encourage nurse practitioners to pay for their APCs by no later than 31 December 2017 so as to avoid them having their names removed from the SANC register and having to pay a restoration fee.

 

2. Payment methods

bullet2.1 New on-line payment method

The SANC is in the process of introducing an electronic payment method that will enable nurse practitioners to make APC payments via the SANC website by using smart phones, personal computers or internet café facilities. The SANC is in consultation with First National Bank (FNB) regarding this system and as soon as this method has been tested the SANC will communicate the information to all relevant stakeholders.

bullet2.2 Current payment system

Nurse practitioners can, in the interim, continue making direct deposits at any First National bank. It is important that the individual practitioner’s SANC Reference Number and Payment Code “ANLFEES” are provided when doing a direct deposit at FNB. Failure to provide the correct information will result in the SANC not being able to allocate the money to the correct account and thus the SANC will not be able to issue the required APC.

 

3. E-Register

The SANC would like to remind employers about the importance of utilising the E-register feature on the SANC website. The data published on this register suffices as a proof of registration for nurse practitioners and can be used by employers to verify the registration status of all nurse practitioners in their employment. The integrity of the database ensures that it is not necessary for employers to be presented with a physical APC certificate. The eRegister data base can be accessed by clicking here. 

 

4. 2018 fee structure

The annual fees for 2018 for the different categories of practitioners are: 

Category Annual Fee
Registered Nurses and Midwives R630.00
Enrolled Nurses and Midwives R380.00
Enrolled Nursing Auxiliaries R270.00

 

The SANC also offers reduced fees as follows:

Category Annual Fee
Registered Nurses and Midwives R310.00
Enrolled Nurses and Midwives R190.00
Enrolled Nursing Auxiliaries R130.00

Persons who are over 60 and 64 years of age on 1 January 2018 receive a 25% and 50% reduction respectively. 

 

Your assistance in this matter is appreciated. If you have any questions regarding the APC payment or eRegister please contact Mr P Modiselle, Manager: Revenue Services at 012 426-9557 or pmodiselle@sanc.co.za 

 

Kind regards

_________________

(Signed)

Ms SA Mchunu
Registrar and CEO
South African Nursing Council

 

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